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The Game Fair launches in Wales

by Joe Gallop

The team behind The Game Fair and The Scottish Game Fair has launched the GWCT Welsh Game Fair, which will take place at the Faenol Estate from 9-11 September.

The Welsh Game Fair will bring together representatives from conservation, farming, field sports and fishing bodies for debates on Welsh rural issues.

Organisers said the aim is to foster greater communication and cooperation between sectors and promote the benefits of country pursuits and conservation to a wider audience. It is also hoped to give a boost to the region, with tourism and visitors contributing to the local economy.

The event, near Bangor, northwest Wales, is being organised in partnership with conservation charity The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and will raise money to support the GWCT’s charitable work.

The show will feature fishing, clay shooting, gundogs, game cookery, falconry, horses and hounds, as well as rural crafts, food and drink. It will also feature displays, live debates and shops, trade stands and family entertainment, all with a countryside theme.

The Clay Shooting Line and Gunmakers Row, both elements of the Scottish and National Game Fairs, will also form part of the new event.  

The National Game Fair Ltd managing director James Gower said: “It’s high time we shone a spotlight on the Welsh countryside and this event is the perfect way to do it.  

“I look forward to sharing more details with exhibitors and visitors alike in time but can confirm that all the elements which contribute to the success of our established game fairs will be in place at the Faenol Estate come September.”

GWCT Director for Wales Sue Evans said: “The GWCT Welsh Game Fair will help us bring together people from all the different sectors which care for and work in rural Wales and engage more people with the benefits of game management for conservation. I can’t wait to see visitors exploring the beautiful Faenol Estate with Snowdonia as a backdrop for showcasing the best of what the countryside has to offer.”

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